obelus

noun obe·lus \ ˈä-bə-ləs also ˈō- \

Definition of obelus

plural obeli play \ˈä-bə-ˌlī, -ˌlē also ˈō-\
1 : a symbol − or ÷ used in ancient manuscripts to mark a questionable passage
2 : the symbol ÷

Origin and Etymology of obelus

Middle English, from Late Latin, from Greek obelos spit, pointed pillar, obelus


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